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is not where we've been, but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure that we're helping small businesses and companies that are investing here in the united states. that we take some of the money that we're saving as we wind down two wars, to rebuild america. and that we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make these critical investments. now, ultimately it's going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top down economic policies that helped to get us into this mess, do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says, america does best when the middle class does best? and i'm looking forward to having that debate. >> governor romney? two minutes. >> thank you, jim. honor to be here with you and i apprec
away from fundamentally every position that he had taken. you cannot cut taxes by $5 trillion as he's doing and simply say, oh, i don't have that tax cut. i'm not going to cut taxes for the wealthy when the average high-income earner is going to get a $250,000 tax cut. >> let me stop you right there because the romney campaign has a new ad just out on that point and say the president and his team are aligned when they call it a $5 trillion tax cut. >> president obama continues to distort mitt romney's economic plan. the latest, not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. the ap says it doesn't add up. abc news, mostly fiction, even the obama campaign admitted it it wasn't true. >> well, okay, stipulated it won't be near $5 trillion. >> so does the campaign now accept that the cuts will be less than $5 trillion? >> no, absolutely not. i mean, look, if you're going to reduce the bush tax rates by 20% in the estate tax, in the amt, change the corporate rate and a whole host of other changes it epzs up in a reduction of revenue. the question for governor romney is what loopholes
, healthcare and housing not in prisons. i agree with henry george that a tax on land is the fairest tax. land should be taxed according to location or value. improvements to land should be taxed. income should be steeply graduated so that those with very little income and no tax and the wealthy, including big corporations pay high rates. another pen i shale fact is sin tax. increase taxes on tobacco, alcohol, dunns and fossil fume and begin taxing marijuana and gambling. election reform, i've been working for it since in the 1930s. we need fair pal will the access, proportional representation and fair vote. rocky anderson, the former mayor of salt lake city is running for president. he has run no huge hurdles to organize the new justice party anderson says the two major parties have a strangle hold on the ballot. >> i'm sorry hour five minutes are -- our five minutes are up. thank you for coming in. we want to remind you if you'd like to see a this again, you may as well as other candidates' statements on abc2news.com/politics and don't forget to vote on tuesday, november 6th. >> thank you ve
advised him to focus on policy, such as romney's effort to distance himself from his own tax proposal. >> for 18 months he has been running on this tax plan. and, now, five weeks before the election, he is saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: now top democrats and liberal pundits bemoan a missed opportunity. >> i don't know what he was doing out there, had his head down, enduring the debate rather than fight. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there, president obama didn't want to be there. >> reporter: some blamed denver's high elevation for his performance. >> when you go to 5,000 feet, and you have a few hours to adjust. >> that's interesting. >> i don't know. >> the president spent much time looking down at his podium take notes. and squandered easy opportunities to go after romney. such as this moment. >> i like pbs. i like big bird. i like you too. but i am not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from chon ina to p for it. a wide opening. the president took more than 14 hours to come up with a come? back. >> thank goodness, somebody
, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: but in the audience, many of the president's supporters expressed bewilderment at his passive performance last night. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i didn't understand the strategy. i thought, you know, i wondered what was going on. >> reporter: sources tell abc news the president's strategy was a calculated decision not to risk appearing un-presidential by attacking romney on, say, that video insulting 47% of the country as irresponsible victims. his aides advised him to focus on policy, such as romney's effort to distance himself from his own tax proposal. >> for 18 months, he's been running on his tax plan, and now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is "nevermind." >> reporter: but now, top democrats and liberal pundits bemoan a missed opportunity. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there, and president obama didn't want to be th
that says if we cut taxes, go toward the wealthy and roll back regulation that we will be better off. i have a different view. >> the president has a view similar to the one he had when he ran four years ago. if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer former. >> reporter: his comments about the 47% have taken a toll on his campaign. even before that leaked video show that americans think he favors the wealthy. tonight he wanted to try to change that perspective. >> the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies they have been buried. they are just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances race taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president said he doesn't have the right answer and romney can't keep his goal of cutting taxes without hurting the middle class. >> now five weeks before the election he is saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the debate later turned to the president's health care law which romney said he will get rid of. >> it cuts $716 bill
: fat cat from the 1% who paid just 14% in his taxes. who you like in this final jeopardy round probably depends on which percent your in. do you even know? well, unless you earn more than $380,000 a year, you're officially part of the 99%. rock stars and athletes? they're just 1% of the 1%. wall street wizards, just 14% of the 1%. in fact, the 1% includes nearly twice as many doctors and lawyers. albert einstein said genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work. and the same is probably true for politics. at tonight's debate, a blizzard of percents. >> 93% of the businesses are not taxed at the 35% tax rate. >> reporter: all these perce percents -- >> it's mast. >> reporter: intended to make politics seem like facts that can't be argued with. >> like a sports analogy. it's odds, percentage chances. people have those percentages in their mind. they know their take-home pay. things that apply in their own life. >> reporter: but too many percents and you risk sounds like yogi berra, who said baseball is 90% physical, the other half is mental. a recent survey showed 42% of americans don't believe
withler taxes and simpler tax code. for the democrats, i think the government should be out of your social life. >> you've been listening to nick chloe last mueller. to see this interview and other canned interviews, log on to abc2news.com/politics. don't forget to vote tuesday november the 6th. >> all right. we'll have much more candidate interviews throughout the monthment tonight hi is down ated yard. >> and the best spot. i'm joce sterman. >> have a good evening. >> go o's.
of congressional inaction. a washingt thinktank says if congress can't reach agreement on extending those tax cuts, nine out of ten, 90% of households will see a tax hike averaging $3,500. economists are warning if congress drives off what is so-called the fiscal cliff, there will be automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts on january 1st. >>> the federal mortgage task force is filing its first action against a major bank. the civil lawsuit against jpmorgan chase alleges massive fraud involving mortgage-backed securities. rather than a specific deal, the complaint focuses on improper practices through bear stearns, which jpmorgan chase acquired after it went bust. >>> american express is agreeing to refund $85 million to credit card customers. federal agencies say the company charged improper late fees and deceived credit card customers about old debts and new services. >>> there is a major recall from honda this morning. it affects 600,000 accords with v6 engines from 2003 to 2007. the power steering might come loose and leak fluid causing a fire. only one fire has been reported thus far. h
trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: obama campaign advisers were even more blunt, accusing romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. but some of the president's supporters and liberal pundits are baffled by what they saw as a passive performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> reporter: president obama could have new worries today when the monthly job numbers come out. economists predicted the unemployment rate could go from 8.1% to 8.2%. >> critical numbers. tahman bradley live for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and one other campaign note this morning. a film dramatizing the raid that killed osama bin laden will make its debut just two days before the election. the national geographic channel denies there was any political motivation. it says the air date was chosen to kick off the fall season. >>> american airlines is cancelling or delaying dozens of flights today to fix a safety problem with its loose seats. the carrier
buried. they're just being crushed. i will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival, saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> this time, he seemed just a little detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. and after lagging in many polls, this first match-up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win. and he came in and fought that fight stylistically. i think he put the president on defense a number of times. >> reporter: now, the candidates aren't wasting any time. they're getting back on the campaign trail today. and the big next week when the vice presidential c
if congress can't reach agreement on extending tax cuts, 90 president of households will see a tax hike. jp morgan is sued for prod during the mortgage crisis. the first such action against a big bank filed by the task force and focuses on improper practices. toys r us says it's going to match the competitor's in stow prices. customers will need to show print ads at the lower prices. the of doesn't include on line deals. honda recalling 600,000, 2003 through 2007 accords, with v6 engines. a leak could cause fire. don't worry about the bay con shortage, the reports are hogwash but prices will go up. >>> this morning, a baltimore county firefighter stands accused of sexually assaulting two boys. >>> two murders in the past year adds up to a fine for a parkville bar. >>>
. it calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: the candidates pounced on tv ads. romney does want to cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney will launch an attack of his own, delivering a foreign policy speech slamming president obama's middle east policy. rock and paula. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in washington this monday morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and of course, the main event this week is thursday's vice presidential debate, abc's eastern, 6:00 pacific.t 9:00 >>> and politics overseas now, it is another victory for venezuela venezuelian president hugo chavez. chavez although is battling cancer received 54% of the vote, leaving his supporters to celebrate right there in the streets. voter turnout was more than 80%. that's the highest in decades and the election was largely peaceful. >>> the origin of a drone that crossed into israeli territory over the weekend is mystery this morning. israeli military shot down the unmanned aircraft in a remote area to avo
tax cut, isn't renewed, you won the get tax breaks for each child as well. >> stiffest increases in the history. a big deal. we got to this point because of the super committee, bipartisan committee, did not get the job done. did not come up with a deal. this is what will trigger the fiscal cliff by the end of this year. so, no matter what happens november 6th. they got to get this done before 2013 gets here. >> you got to think they're going to. >> another showdown. the tenth time. >> we need one. >> moving on this morning. another major credit card company is going to pay up to seattle, to settle claims of illegal practices. american express will refund $85 million to 250,000 customers out there. and amex accused of violating federal laws in marketing and billing. the company will pay million in fines. similar claims, were settled with capital one and discover. >>> well a decorated philadelphia police officer is facing brutality charges after punching a woman attending a parade. the confrontation was captured on video sunday. it is going to happen on the left side of the screen
. >> if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i would support, absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is, never mind. >> reporter: george, up until last night, the obama campaign had succeeded in turning this from a referendum on president obama to a choice. and they were painting mitt romney as an unacceptable alternative. but that dynamic seemed to change last night. it seemed to be very much a referendum on president obama. and mitt romney presented himself as a credible alternati alternative. george? >> that's what mitt romney wanted. >>> let's get the view from the romney camp right now. david muir covers the romney campaign. and as we said, the polls giving mitt romney the win overnight. clearly, the romney team is happy. how do they capitalize on it going forward? >> reporter: i have to tell you, george, in talking with a key adviser overnight, one of the things i was struck by was he said our supporters are going to love this. you can't underestimate what he meant by that. the romney
buried. they're, they're just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: but the president said his rival doesn't have the right solutions and that romney can't keep his goal of cutting taxes and not adding to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election he is saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the debate later turned to the president's health care law which romney says he will get rid of if elected. >> it cuts $716 billion from medicare to pay for it. i want to put that money back in medicare. it has killed jobs. >> reporter: but the president tried to bring it back to romney's own health care law which he says is quite similar. >> governor romney did a good thing working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model. it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> reporter: there were few fireworks and there were even fewer surprises. both candidates were deliberate going through their policy points. rob, paula, at times that made it seem look they were m
in colorado. texass, health care, jobs, the taxes, health care, jobs, those were the big subjects. >> reporter: charger mitt romney came out strong in yesterday's first showdown between the candidates and a cnn snap poll shows out of a sampling of voters who watched the debate, 67% say romney won. versus obama's 25%. the first presidential debate focused on domestic issues and the candidates found plenty to spar over. >> i like the fact that if my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a zippable republican vote. >> over the that's two years health care premiums have gone up. it's true and they've gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years. >> reporter: in the and the deaf it the -- and the deficit. >> i put together a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. >> my number one principle is there'll be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> reporter: the president challenged thnumbers. >> it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals t
,300. this is a tax in and of itself. >> reporter: on health care -- >> i don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spent his energy and passion for two years fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> reporter: in the role of government -- >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunitand create ladders of opportunity and to create ameworks where the american people can succeed. >> reporter: the 90 minute debate moderated by jim layer was the first opportunity for the candidates to go head-to- head. at times it was heated. >> solyndra and tester and inner one. i had a friend who said you don't just pick the winners and losers, he picks losers. >> for 18 months he's been running on the tax plan and now five weeks before the election he's saying the big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: there was this memorable moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed the marry me. >> i'm su
circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other big topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. and while there wasn't a knockout punch from either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> he seems just a little bit detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. this first match-up could give him the boost he needed after lagging in many polls. >> knowing he's behind he needs to win and he fought that fight and stylistically he put the president on the defensive a number of time. >> reporter: the candidates are back on the trail today and the next big debate is next week when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> news around the nation this morning. >>> the mother and her five ch
? >> why if you take advantage of a tax break and you are a corporation, you are a smart businessman but if you take advantage of something that you need not to be hungry, you are a moocher? >> even foreign policy? >> it appears the foreign policy is to go into the middle east and buy friends. does that work? >> yeah, we can buy friends. >> i think it works. >> there are moments you will likely see in the presidential debate? >> you just begrudged -- >> this is nothing but begrudging! >> one major snafu of the night, some had difficulty streaming the debate live. there was so much d overloaded the servers. >> this whole idea is insanity. >> your site is more broken than america. >> the 2012 will soon be followed by the refund 2012. >> hopefully they were able to raise a little money because half the proceeds went to charity. >> the reviews have not been kind. reuters said the night consisted of less than thought provoking part suns who arrived marinated, and i missed it. it was good to see those guys come together like that. they had fun with it. >> exactly. >> i don't think anybody
. >> the real romney has been running around the country for the last year promising five trillon dollars in tax cuts to favor the wealthy, the -- last night he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: romney used the debate to focus on a middle class squeeze that's happened in the president's first term. and many were surprised the president didn't bring up romney's remarks about how he views 47% of americans. it could have put romey any on defense. it's back to the campaign trail now. the president is in with wisconsin where was campaigning just one state over there joe biden who was in iowa and then we saw romney leave cole doll to go to virginia. he can campaigning with paul ryan. no surprise, all of those happen to be what is considered a key battleground state. >> he is back in virginia again and we know what that's about again? >> reporter: he was in virginia today campaigning. his campaign also put out a press release saying he will be back on monday. he is scheduled to give what they are calling a major foreign policy speech. we know one of the next debates will focus on f
health care and romney's tax care but romney attacked the president for being partisan and not doing enough to close the deficit. >> the format lent itself to one or the other candidates, he took that opportunity. he set the standard. i think the -- i didn't think the president was rusty as much as i don't think anybody talked to him like that over the last four years. >> the next debate is scheduled for october 16th in new york and the third is at the end of the month. next week the vice president candidates returns. we will take you live to washington to see what's being done to make sure romney gets more votes. >>> that brings us to tonight's hot topic. kitchen aid, responsible for the color mixers and appliances, are under fire. a wyatt was sent last night from the company's official twitter account during the debate reading obama's gna even now it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president. he described the death during a debate answer. the wyatt as since been taken down but they haven't offered any explanation. . >>> we want to know what you think. d
, and the budget deficit. for obama he holds the advantage on domestic issues, education, medicare, taxes, immigration and health care. these noneconomic issues are the first topics up for debate wednesday night. voters will be judging the candidates personal qualities. obama's favoritability rating
richer. >> i want to keep taxes down on small business so we can create jobs. this is about good jobs for the american people. >> reporter: when asked who would best handle unemployment, voters surveyed in a cnn orc poll taken before the week's debate picked romney by a 51- 45% margin over obama. today's numbers will be especially scrutinized because after this there is just one more jobs report expected before the november election. in washington, i am emily schmidt. >> the job report the numbers are due out by 8:30 this morning. >> claims are up about 367,000 americans filed for first time unemployment benefits last week. that's 4,000 more than the week before. those numbers are important because they serve as an indicator to how healthy the job market is overall. >>> in news around the nation this morning, drivers in california are getting a shock when they fill up at the pump. gas price we up more than 8 cents from wednesday to thursday. some customers paid more than $5.50 a gallon for regular unleaded they blame refinery outages for the spike and according to aaa, the national av
because the city didn't have enough money. the mayor found the money from taxes and ticket sales from the grand prix. fire chief james clack says we are safer because of this decision. the mayor added that her administration will not take short-cuts, even in difficult times, when it comes to public safety. so the fire house will live on. >>> chris davis hit one that went from false to the -- his sixth straight game. how about the job that gonzalez did tonight. two hits, no runs, on to the ninth. adam jones cuts off nate to make the catch. and that's a run thriller. an one-run thriller. 1-0 orioles. and after high fives and hand shakes they went in to watch the red sox game. it's all tied up at 3-3. christian schaffer is live in st. pete. >> what's going on in the bronx? >> just a nail-biter the whole way. and 15 strikeouts and one home run from chris davis. i'm standing on the field right now. look out, there's a 404 feet sign. if you look up there's that over hanging roof with the word rays on it. his home run was on the top of the r on rays. a titanic blast of 440 feet, they said. i
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to the iraq war, and children's television is on the house. >> reporter: to taxes. >> why is it that if you take advantage of a tax break and you're a corporation, you're a smart businessman. but if you take advantage of something that you need to not be hungry, you're a moocher. >> reporter: and even foreign policy. >> it appears that the american foreign policy has been to go into the middle east and try to buy friends. does that ever work? >> yeah, we can buy friends. >> i think it works. >> reporter: there were moments you'll likely never see in the presidential debate. >> you just begrudged -- >> no, no, no. >> you've been begrudging all night. >> no. >> this is nothing but begrudging. >> reporter: here's their advice for bridging the bipartisan divide in congress. one major snafu of the night, some viewers had difficulties streaming the debate live. >> let me ask you this -- >> reporter: there was so much demand, it overloaded the servers. >> this whole idea is insanity. >> reporter: prompting tweets like this. "your site is more broken than america." "the rumble 2012 will soon be fol
to offer a little more about his tax plan. there's been questions about the tax cuts across the board. which deductions would he eliminate? he's been practicing with that question. they would be surprised, stunned, in fact, if the 47% comments did not come up during this debate. heeds been practicing on that, as well. and lastly, this is their words, he doesn't have to win a charm conte contest, a charm offensive on this stage. he does need to connect with americans and the problems felt by middle-class families. >> jake, one thing romney is likely to bring up tonight. a gaffe by vice president joe biden, where he said the middle class has been buried for the last four years. >> reporter: that's right. vice president biden tried to clean up those remarks later in the day, saying he was referring to the middle-class buried by tax policies put in by republicans. ones that romney and ryan want to go back to. but criticism of what's happened to the middle-class over the last four years is one that ryan and romney jumped on. >> matthew dowd, what is a win for each candidate tonight? >> mit
was speaking about romney's economic plans when he said this -- >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle-class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: republicans called it a stunning admission that the middle-class has been hurt by the obama administration's policies. congressman paul ryan pounced. >> of course the middle-class has been buried, buried by regulations, buried by taxes, buried by borrowing, they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to dig himself out. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and the ryan supported. >> reporter: except for debate prep, a politics-free day for contenders. romney had lunch at chipotle. president obama paid a visit to the hoover dam. both have spent hours in debate sessions and both have challenges. aide say the president is working on keeping his answers short to not sound like professor obama. in order to win over undecided voters, romney needs to appear relatable and offer specifics on his agenda. >> he has to find something more than just discussi
and that was because the city was low on cash, however, the mayor says that the city did find enough money from taxes and the grand prix ticket sales to avoid closing the west lafayette firehouse. the fire chief james clack says this decision means that the people of baltimore are now safer >>> you might want to be extra careful when driving to work this morning since there will be large numbers of students out and about. that's because it's international walk to school day to celebrate. children from preschools, elementary school and mill schools will be accompanied to class. the goal of today's event is to raise awareness of the need to create safer paths for walking and for biking. >>> an exciting day for our state. maryland is expected to be ranked as one of the top 10 most energy-efficient states in the country. the announcement will come later on this morning during a national news conference. maryland will get special attention for making the top 10 on that list. >>> news time now 4:36. if you want to get a free lunch today, head to the pink picnic, it's going to be held honoring breast canc
justify raising taxes on the middle-class has been varied the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for paul ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle-class, over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means, we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute between the airline and its pilots union. and also, the mystery of the seats that came loose during three, separate flights may have been solved. abc's tahman bradley is tracking all of the developments. good morning, tahman. that safety issue with those loose seats. what are we hearing now? >> reporter: wel
the republican ticket but he did so in way that brought fire upon himself. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policiepol. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. the economic collapse happened under bush, but four years later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is make her way there. first she stopped in ohio. where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip way? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate comes up. we're excited about that. we're focused. >> reporter: family membe
, they said they didn't have the money to keep it open. well, the mayor says she found money from taxes and tickets from the grand prix, so for now truck 10 will be staying open. >>> police said it wasn't their fault, witnesses say it was murder and now a medical examiner's report is out calling the death of an east baltimore man a homicide. let's go now to sherree johnson who is live this morning with the latest details on this report. sheree. >>reporter: injuries for anthony anderson, you know, from rib injuries, fractured ribs, injuries to his spleen and internal bleeding. this morning three baltimore city police officers remain on paid leave. this incident happened on september 21st. anderson's family says he came out of a bar on east bidle street when he was confronted by police officers. his mother, son, daughter and 2- year-old granddaughter were there. initially police said that anderson tried to swallow drugs. police would not speak on camera, but they confirmed drugs were not a factor in anderson's death. >> it was told to us that they laughed and thought it was funny and whe
for now, thanks to moneys raised from taxes and tickets to the grand prix, the city will be able to keep the company open until at least next june. the mayor added her administration will not take shortcuts when it comes to public safety, even during difficult times. >>> they sacrificed so much and now it's the community's turn to say thank you and to give back. for the second time baltimore city firefighters will ld a memorial remembering fallen firefighters. baltimore's international association of firefighters is hosting a crab feet honoring those who lost their lives in the line of duty. the ceremony will begin with a ringing of a historic shipyard bell and a moment of silence. >>> instead of taking the bus or driving the kids to school today, why not go for a walk? today is international walk to school day. students from all over baltimore city will be taking part along with their parents, teachers and community leaders. volunteers will be there as well and volunteers at the downtown baltimore family alliance will hold pep rallies. walk to school day events to raise awareness about
refund on the tax returns in the spring, adjust withholdings that could save you money, too. >> that's your money. that's money that of course the government is giving back in the spring but why let the irs hold onto it all year. you can save or investing the money or earning interest along the way or spending on worthwhile ventures such as holiday gifts. >> see $500 within the next two months by simply filing a new w- 4 at work. >>> stay with us, are you thinking about cooking eggs? a lot of you are. it's a great breakfast meal. but you might not want to do it because they couldn't be cracked up to what they say they are. we will tell you how some say the healthiest benefits might not be from that breakfast. and also ahead this morning, criticism over sugary sodasintensifies and some beverage are rolling out vending machines that will put calorie counts at your fingertips. >>> be a we have been -- and we have been watching temperatures and in baltimore it's 48 degrees. we are seeing temperatures at 52 in annapolis and if you want to see what's going on with the radar, you can see th
been faced with a lot of protests over austerity measures and tax hikes but this protest doesn't end the way we usually see them. take a look at this video from neptune plaza. as you can see here you have thousands of protesters rallying but notice how they're surrounding the police and watch what the police are doing. the police are retreating. >> sure. they've found themselves in a pretty precarious situation. there's thousands of people coming at them. they don't have any protective shields or helmets or anything like that. >> they don't have a lot of protection and a lot of numbers. they are completely outnumbered by the protesters, but as you can see, they're just following them back to their police van but nobody's throwing molotov cocktails. they're just chanting. they were chanting united people will never be defeated. >>> it's "right this minute" prank time. this one was uploaded to our rightthisminute.com my channel feature by one of our viewers. this guy chris is about to prank his friend jason who's inside the room asleep. >> spraying him down with fabreeze. >> nathan was
romney's been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: many supporters asking, why wasn't the president tougher? why no mention of romney and his comments about the 47%? the people romney said he could never convince to take personal responsibility. romney offering new explanation for those comments overnight. >> why didn't president obama bring that up? what would you have said if he did bring it up? >> clearly, in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches, and question and answer sessions, you're going to say something that didn't come out right. and i said something that's just completely wrong. >> reporter: that was one of the first times we heard romney, in fact, the first time we heard him say he was completely wrong about those comments about the 47%. as far as the obama campaign is concerned, they've acknowledged in the last 24 hours, they have to look at their debate strategy before the next one. >> they know it has to change. >>> now, to the big jobs news. the latest report on unemployment
is actually four weeks from today. he improved his status and pretty much everything from september from taxes, medicare, jobs, women. >> and the, the jobs including question who would handle the e kb e -- economy better. everyone's number one issue. sliding up in that arena that bodes very, very well. >> we have to wait to wednesday to get the true breadth, predebate, debate and numbers, post jobs report numbers to come out. i think that will be fleshd out. >> some analysts say joe biden is feeling the heat. he need a strong debate. we'll see. >>> romney took on foreign policy yesterday in a speech at virginia military institute. he blasted current u.s. policy in syria arguing we should partner with other countries to help on the rebels to defeat assad. romney said america much take a larger, stronger rolen global politics. >> our friend and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership. >> romney criticized the obama administration for failing to declare at take on the u.s. consulate in libya a terrorist attack. >>> with his opponent surging in the polls, president obama is cam
, to help one another. >> and do that by cutting taxes? with a big tax cut? >> those are yours, not mine. >> thank you very much, sir. >> yeah. that was strange. >> reporter: the obama campaign, also seeking to mock mitt romney for his pledge to eliminate funding for pbs, by portraying him in a tv ad, by personally going after big bird. the ad says, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. >>> diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the next big debate. the v.p. candidates go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> good morning, all of you. we're going to begin with new information on the growing meningitis outbreak. a ninth death is being reported in tennessee. in all, 105 cases in the 9 states you see highlighted there, are being linked to contaminated steroid shots. as many as 13,000 people may be at-risk. the shots came from a massachusetts pharmacy that mixes medications. there's a growing push to subject those pharmacies to
. the romney campaign saying that the president raised middle-class taxes. >>> both sides will be watching a court decision in pennsylvania today. a judge expected to rule whether a law requiring voters to show a photo i.d. is, in fact, constitutional. >>> and a philadelphia police lieutenant under investigation after punching a woman in the face. the video you see here from the puerto rican day parade, shows the lieutenant striking a woman so hard, she falls to the ground bleeding. police claims she threw beer at them. we'll hear more about this. >>> finally, what every folicly-challenged fella has been waiting to hear. i should recuse myself from this story. a new study finds pursuit folks, like bruce willis, not only appear tougher and more powerful than more men, they're seen as taller and better leaders. >> and cuter. >> guys like patrick stewart, are masculine enough to take on the cable company, as we recently reported. the study did find the guys with full, lustrous hair are found to be more attractive. >> i thought they were going to go with your husband, mark there. >> i keep wai
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